Texas Man Charged In Death Of 5-Week-Old Daughter

A Texas man was charged with capital murder in the death of his 5-month-old daughter, police said Monday.

Tommy James White, Jr. (Jail photo)

GARLAND (February 18, 2013)—Tommy James White, Jr., 20, was jailed Monday, charged with capital murder in the death of his 5-month-old daughter.

The infant, Spencer Claire White, was with her father Friday morning when other family members left to buy her a new pacifier.

When relatives returned, the girl wasn’t breathing, police said.

She was taken to a hospital where she died Friday night.

Police believe White caused his daughter's injuries, but did not say how she was hurt.

Bond was set at $1 million for White, who was held Monday in the Dallas County Jail charged with capital murder of a person under 6 years of age.


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